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et•y•mol•o•gy



Pronunciation: (et"u-mol'u-jē), [key]
n.,
pl. -gies.

1. the derivation of a word.
2. an account of the history of a particular word or element of a word.
3. the study of historical linguistic change, esp. as manifested in individual words.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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